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Hello all! I am very new to traditional archery. I've been shooting compound for about 2 years and half of that very short time has been spent trying to overcome target panic. I've switched to a traditional recurve and have never felt so confident shooting before!!! 

I can shoot good groups at 10 yards, and at 20 I'm hitting my mark but not grouping as well. (Still, having an amazing amount of fun and am super happy to be hitting the wall at least!!)

I will be participating in my very first 3D shoot late September and would like to know what tips you may have as far as judging my distance. I have learned so far how much higher to raise my arm to go from 10 to 20 yards, but I guess my question is for farther distances or in between. I'm shooting a 23# bow at a 26" draw, and I am worried it may not be enough "oomf" to reach 20 yards or more outside as well. 

Any pointers greatly appreciated!! 21032429_10155151386318043_7000747296680011577_n.jpg

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Welcome.  If you're shooting instinctive judging distance is unnecessary.  Hand eye coordination and muscle memory will automatically solve that for you but it takes years of practice to perfect. Oh, you'll get close shortly but you have to stop thinking like a compound shooter with sights. Just put all your focus into picking a spot and burning a hole in it.  Good luck.  Frank    
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Do you have other arrows with a lower profile fletching" Those look like a type of flu-flu arrow and they will slow down real fast and limit your ability to shoot farther. If your bow is 23# at 28" then you are only shooting about 17# at your 26" draw, as you loose about 3# for each inch less you draw.
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Hello again! 

Thank you for the information! I have had the best practices shooting instinctual so far. I've made my way back to 20 yards and the attached photo is the result as of last night. It's true, I really have to forget about the whole aiming process from the compound bow. So far, I can honestly say that I really have no idea how to explain how I am aiming other than once I nock, my eyes are focused on the target and in my head I am telling myself where I need to see the arrow land. So far so good! As for arrows, the fluflus were just up close at 10 yards and I was told not to use them in shoots or tournaments for the exact reason you mentioned. They sure are pretty to shoot though!

Many thanks for all the advice! Shoot is this Sunday!

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Hello again!

I just wanted to thank you all for your comments. I had an absolutely AMAZING TIME at my first 3D shoot! 

It just took place this past Sunday, Sept 24th and was hosted by Ti Yogi Bowmen Archery Club of Hyde Park, NY. It was a 34 target course and I couldn't be more proud of myself for how well I shot! Again, I'm new to Traditional and I had terrible target panic for over a year with my compound. This course gave me confidence and required skills that I would not have learned from an indoor range alone. This was an amazing shoot and I will absolutely be back!

They are actually hosting a Traditional ONLY 3D shoot on Sunday October 8th. I will absolutely be back!

Thank you for the inspiration! This was incredible! 21768469_10155232458803043_1726983894146267589_n.jpg  22007826_10155232458233043_337800698030466431_n.jpg  22008039_10155232458983043_2783711250826449455_n.jpg 



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Glad you made it to the shoot and had a good time. Good shooting on that dinosaur! 
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Something tells me you are hooked
3D is a blast!

Keep up the good work

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Timking....You are absolutely right! I ended up making it to the second shoot as wel, and went up by 20 points! I am trying to keep my eyes/ears open for any shoots that I can drive to near NY (CT, NJ, PA, etc.)

Thanks again for the advice all!!

Melissa
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